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My Shots are essentially our version of an Op-ed. These opinion pieces are either submitted to the paper, then vetted and edited by the opinion editor, or solicited by the opinion editor based on our desires for hitting certain topics. My Shots are Moonshine Ink opinion pieces that must take a stance on an issue — typically starting with a problem, establishing an argument for your stance, then answering with a call to action. Email editors@moonshineink.com to submit yours!

When Education is a Matter of Life or Death


ADDI WINGATE: Local Truckee 16-year-old is determined to improve lives worldwide through education and buildon.org.

Why Canyon Springs Meetings are being Held at Town Hall

BY TONY LASHBROOK  |  Truckee, CA The town has received several requests, both directly and indirectly (via letters to the editor), to conduct public meetings...

Enough Mindless, Unlimited Tourism

“Appetite for Destruction” is the reality many see in Nevada and Placer Counties. We are loving our favorite places to a point of compromised reality that makes the pristine wild places we know and love in threat of being unrecognizable.

Not Being Racist is Not Enough

The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police on May 25 sent shockwaves of outrage and protests across the country. A local white ally to the Black Lives Matter movement shares her views on why just being not racist isn’t enough.

Collective Giving Creates a Bigger Impact


Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation CEO Stacy Caldwell shares how giving a little during the holidays can make a big difference.

Can Truckee Become a Walkable Town?

Walking through historic downtown Truckee, bypassing shops, hotels, and restaurants, one would think Truckee is already pedestrian-friendly. The truth is that currently, Truckee is a commuter town.

How Pickleball Helped Diane and Jim Fisher Beat COVID-19

Incline Village retirees Jim and Diane Fisher could be seen pre-COVID day in and day out on the pickleball court, which they attribute to their own ability to beat off the disease.

Tips on How to Become a Good Steward of Our Planet


Reader Bill Zaffer offers conservation tips.

Significance of the Time Persons of the Year


As an activist, it has become apparent that not all share my passion to end the power imbalance that contributes to violence in our society. The time is ripe for this to change.

Graffiti Distorts World-Class Natural Landscape of Donner Pass

BY SUSAN LINDSTROM Thank you for considering my comments on your recent article in the June issue of Moonshine Ink, “The Traces We Leave: Graffiti...


Withering on the Vine

Killing It

Setting the Record Straight

When Demand Exceeds Supply